conduit next to furnace flue?


Old 01-06-05, 11:04 AM
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conduit next to furnace flue?

I want to run network cable from my upstairs down to the basement. I have easy access to the attic so I was considering running the cable to the attic and going from there.

I have a large square opening from basement to roof for my furnace flue. The flue itself is a large round furnace pipe (not brick etc).

Any downsides to running some conduit in this same opening and putting network cable in it? There would probably be at least 1/2" or more of space between this conduit and the flue pipe.

The former owner ran a bit of tv coax along this opening...w/o and conduit..just strung along this opening..hanging there. I'm looking for something a bit more protected (don't want wires hitting hot flue pipes etc).

Any issues with my plan?


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Old 01-14-05, 07:43 PM
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Should work fine. The flue really doesn't get that hot anyway.

When we install a plasma TV over a fireplace, we try to keep our wires as far as possible from the flue, but it's more of just a "better safe than sorry."

If you put in conduit, you will be fine.

Good luck!
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